Grilled Mediterranean Ahi Tuna

Grilled Mediterranean Ahi Tuna

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 229.2
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.2 mg
  • Sodium: 357.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 42.5 g

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Introduction

Ahi Tuna (Yellowfin) Steaks Grilled with a Mediterranean Flair. Yellowfin Tuna or Ahi Tuna is usually served either Raw, as in sushi or Seared. or Grilled. When I first had this tuna grilled in spain with olive oil and salt I couldn't believe it was fish at all. This recipe is a bit of a cross between seared italian style and Spanish grilled. Ahi Tuna (Yellowfin) Steaks Grilled with a Mediterranean Flair. Yellowfin Tuna or Ahi Tuna is usually served either Raw, as in sushi or Seared. or Grilled. When I first had this tuna grilled in spain with olive oil and salt I couldn't believe it was fish at all. This recipe is a bit of a cross between seared italian style and Spanish grilled.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 5oz Uncooked Fresh or Frozen ( thawed) Ahi Tuna Steaks 1 inch thick

    1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/2 tsp Salt - Kosher
    Lemon Juice from 1 wedge of lemon 1/2 tsp
    1/4 tsp Cracked black pepper freshly ground
    1/2 tsp finely chopped oregano or 1/4 tsp dried
    1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or dash crushed dried
    1 tsp finely chopped basil or 1/4 tsp dried
    Garlic, 1 clove minced fine


Directions

1) Preheat Outside Grill on Medium High setting when you start your prep. Or start your charcoal grill about 30 minutes before you plan to grill tuna.

2) Pat tuna steaks with paper towels to remove excess moisture then place in a shallow dish.

3) Mix all spices with oil and lemon juice in a small bowl with a fork or wisk. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes to blend together.

4) Brush mixture on both sides of Tuna steaks and allow steaks to rest for another 5 minutes.

5) Grill steaks on hot grill 2-5 minutes on each side to attain desired doneness. For well done there should still be some pinkness to the center. Most prefer barely warm red centers. Be Brave, you will be surprised at the flavorful moistness and un-fishyness of this Tuna!

Overcooking to a uniform color would be a sad waste of a great dish!



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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I cooked it exactly 2 minutes on a panini grill set to high. It was absolutely perfect with a cool red center. I think the secret is bringing the tuna to room temperature just before you put it on the grill. I served this with a side of brown & wild rice and fresh pico de gallo. - 8/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I am the leader for the Mediterranean Way Team and I've suggested this recipe to them. I thought it was "Perfection!" - 6/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I put this on the george foreman grill and it turned out wonderful. Quick and easy! - 3/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I signed on to this site just to rate this a 5. It is delicious! My husband that doesn't eat fish liked it very much. I cooked my 1" steak 3 min on one side and 2 on the other. (On the grill) Fish has residual cooking so 1 minute later I tasted it and ended up eating half.....try this recipe - 7/16/15

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This fish was wonderful, different then the standard tuna recipes! - 7/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. Really enjoyed the tuna especially all the herbs were from the garden. - 6/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! And so very easy. - 5/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Truly great!! I had never made grilled tuna before but we are adding seafood into our diet more; This tasted like steak!! Using fresh herbs was an awesome punch of flavor. - 5/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used the dried herbs and cooked this on a hot skillet in the kitchen. Hubby told me to add it to our regular meals. Yummy! I look forward to when my herbs are growing so I can make it with fresh herbs. - 4/13/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent - I would make this again! - 2/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy to make and very delicious. My husband and I both look forward to having it again. - 1/14/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 8/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely amazing. I've made this twice in as many weeks. So simple, yet so delicious! - 7/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Both of my children, who hate pretty much all things protein (chicken, pork, beef, fish,) actually liked this. My younger daughter even asked for more! My husband may just be a fish convert(finally)! My only advice is to cook the fish 2 minutes on each side, which is plenty for tuna.. 3 minutes max. - 7/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just tried it out. substituted a fresh serrano pepper for the dried. It was quite good. While you're at the grill, throw on some seasoned yellow squash and broccolini and you've got the whole meal in about 20 minutes. - 7/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had it last night, it was great! - 4/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! My 11 year old son HATES, I mean HATES fish...but he said he liked it and even requested to have this made again. I never thought that would ever come out of his mouth. Thank you for giving us a recipe, my whole family can enjoy! - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! - 7/24/08

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  • Tastes great easy to make - 10/5/19

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  • Thanks - 9/9/19

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  • Very Good
    hate tuna, but family enjoyed it~ - 9/1/19

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  • thanks - 6/15/19

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  • Very good - 6/7/19

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  • Great taste and healthy too! - 4/21/19

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  • This looks amazing. I cannot wait to try it! - 4/9/19

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  • Good
    yummy - 3/22/19

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  • Incredible!
    I Love this. My hubby & fix this at least once a month. - 3/19/19

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  • Tuna is one of the few fish I like grilled. - 3/1/19

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  • I omitted the kosher salt and it was wonderful! - 2/20/19

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  • Very Good
    Looks awesome - 1/12/19

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  • Great idea - 11/24/18

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  • lovely - 10/2/18

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  • very good - 9/20/18

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  • Love my tuna but I need to have it more done. Delicious for us! - 8/20/18

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  • Fantastic recipe! - 8/14/18

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  • I will make this for my family soon! - 7/11/18

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  • So delicious!!! - 6/16/18

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  • O.K.
    Didn't like - 6/12/18

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  • another great recipe - 5/19/18

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  • Fresh Ahi is da kine! - 5/13/18

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  • Super healthy - 5/9/18

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  • O.K.
    not a fan . but the rest of the family liked it - 4/18/18

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  • I like tuna so I am going to give this a try. I have only had canned tune so this is something new for me. - 4/13/18

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  • excellent! - 4/7/18

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  • Looks good. - 4/2/18

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  • yum - 3/29/18

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  • Incredible!
    This was my first attempt at tuna steaks, easier than i thought. Added a little more spices to it, will make it more that summer is coming. - 3/21/18

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  • Sounds good. Thanks for putting it out there. - 2/20/18

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  • it was good - 2/6/18

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  • I hate fish, but i may be giving this a try - 1/29/18

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  • Incredible!
    NICE! - 1/4/18

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  • Incredible!
    Very good - 11/25/17

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  • Great recipe - 11/12/17

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  • The sodium amount seems off in the Nutrition information. - 11/1/17

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  • Definitely trying this! - 10/27/17

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  • yummm - 10/25/17

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  • Very Good
    looks delicious. I will be trying this soon. - 9/27/17

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  • Good
    Thanks - 9/22/17

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  • Does this have to be on an outside grill, or can you cook it on a pan on the stove? - 9/13/17

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  • Very Good
    very good - 9/12/17

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  • Incredible!
    Quick, easy & delicious! - 8/11/17

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  • Looks good - 8/5/17

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  • Very Good
    Sounds d6! 😊👍 - 8/5/17

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  • Looks delicious - 8/1/17

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  • Incredible!
    What a wonder new fish to add to my menu plan as a switch off from tuna. The recipe is excellent just as is. Served on a bed of veggies. - 7/31/17

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  • This sounds very good - 7/18/17

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  • This I will try! - 7/6/17

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  • O.K.
    Not a big fan of ahi tuna. - 7/5/17

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  • Great recipe - 7/3/17

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  • This looks amazing - 6/27/17

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  • this is not for me - 6/22/17

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  • This looks great. Gotta try it - 6/20/17

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  • Looks good! - 6/18/17

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  • Try it you might like it - 6/17/17

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  • Delicious! - 6/14/17

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  • interesting - 6/12/17

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  • Can't wait to try this on my foreman grill. I love ahi tuna!! - 6/8/17

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  • Delicious! - 6/5/17

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  • Incredible!
    This was a great meal. - 5/24/17

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  • Very Good
    THese are also great in foil packets on the grill! Skip the oil and put an ice cube in the packet. - 5/13/17

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  • Incredible!
    yummy! - 5/11/17

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  • Delicious - 5/4/17

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  • This looks delicious. I will have to try this tonight. - 4/30/17

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  • this looks delicious. I am trying this one. - 4/23/17

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  • My husband would love this! - 4/19/17

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  • SOUNDS GOOD - 4/15/17

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  • Incredible!
    Great, fast recipe. Got home late and hungry. This was ready in less than 10 minutes, warmed up some peas to go with it, e voila...dinner!! Will definitely make it again. - 4/13/17

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  • Good
    Alright but not my fav - 4/10/17

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  • Good - 4/1/17

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  • This looks delicious! I love Tuna. - 4/1/17

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  • Looks delicious! - 3/30/17

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  • Incredible!
    I love Ahi. A great salad using it is at McGraths. This recipe is a favorite of mine. Goes great with asparagus - 3/29/17

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  • Yum - 3/22/17

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  • Who knew tuna could taste so good, growing up it came in cans and looked and tasted like cat food, not a luxury dish like this. - 3/20/17

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  • DHis gonna love this! - 3/20/17

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  • great - 3/19/17

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  • Very Good
    Love tuna steaks! - 3/19/17

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  • delicious - 3/12/17

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  • Looks good! - 3/11/17

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  • Very Good
    great - 3/10/17

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